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Alabama takes choice from poor women but so does Australia

When I first meet Elizabeth she’s waiting nervously outside West Alabama Women’s centre in Tuscaloosa – one of three abortions clinics in the whole state, meant to service a population of 2.4…

  • Laura Murphy Oates
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Elizabeth is a 32-year-old waitress who is nine weeks pregnant.

When she found out she was pregnant five weeks ago she was terrified – she thought she may be forced to keep her child.

Alabama has passed a near-total ban on abortion – the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States.

However, as Elizabeth later realised, the laws are not yet in effect (and may…

“It was an awful lot of…

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